I had an offer to exhibit my Peach blanket in an art gallery that’s doing an exhibit on 8bit artwork. I would like to participate, but the quilt design they like is not one I have extra laying around. While I have the time to complete the project, I truly need to focus my time on paid gigs, as my financial state is pretty dire. I’ve been trying to think outside the box, and set up a Patreon account, but ultimately – if I don’t sell some quilts immediately, I need to immediately go back to the work force and quilt on the side. I have bleed my bank account dry and have bills piling up. So back to the main reason I’m blabing about my resources – I’m looking to see if anybody was willing to pay for the Peach quilt now, and receive the blanket in July after the exhibit wraps up. The quilt cost $220 plus shipping and you would receive it in July and my way of saying thank you was I would make two matching pillow shams now to hold over while you wait. You can purchase the quilt here, and in the customer comment section – just mention that its for the exhibit and what kind of icons you would want on your pillow cases. I could do anything as long as its 22×17 pixels in size. I’ve done many pillows already, but I’m very open to anything new!
So go on! BUY this blanket and tell me its for the exhibit and I’ll send you two pillows now and the blanket will arrive in July!
So with the month change, I feel that auspicious tingle that now is the time for change. Or maybe I was tried of being lazy all week, laying around in my PJs watching myself fail hardcore at doing anything other then Pokemon video games and sleeping. So here it is, November 1st and I want to crack out the new me resolutions now and stop being what I’ve been.
Let me start with some observations of what I’ve been doing and would like to change. In the past two weeks I’ve seen a significant drop is craft activity and output. I know part of it was me trying to spend less money on the fabric since I’m not selling as many blankets as I’d like, but I can’t let that make me grind all projects to a halt. I have so much fabric its ridiculous and have a project in the works that just needs to be sewn. I think another reason I’ve stopped crafting was I had a finished product I hadn’t put in the mail yet because of a lack of box. I know this seems like a dumb reason, but I get hung upon the weirdest things and now I’ve mailed it – I’m hoping to progress forward again. My room has also been a horribly dirty environment which I know stops me from wanting to be in it. I have unhung curtains piled in the middle of the floor, my winter/summer clothes mid-switch all over my bed and the usual clutter was leaving me with a sense of dread. I am resolved in cleaning my work area today. My addressing these three main problems, I think things should improve.
I’ve also stopped working on my internet presence, which impacts the quilting business because I would like to use social media to promote the Etsy store. I usually have twitter, facebook, deviant art, pintrest and this blog up in my tabs, but some have lately gone missing. I am rectifying this by making a favorites folder so every morning I can open them all up at once and check them. Twitter also has a way of overwhelming me because of the large quantities of posts. I just need to get over my OCD and except its ok to not read all of them.
I got a little derailed and didn’t finish this blog last night. Its all about honesty right people?
Things I hope to write about in the future: Lila’s reaction to the Peacock tutu and putting a listing up on Etsy, Giving blood, business cards, Niagara falls, trip to Europe, Greg’s Mustache party